A sprawling Palo Alto mansion, that until recently was the home of ex-Facebook COO Owen Van Natta, has been put up for sale. It's priced at a cool $40 million, a profit margin of $31 million against what he paid for it in 2011, which reflects the extensive renovation and remodel he had done on the home.
The estate, which dates back more than a hundred years to 1917, sprawls over a little more than an acre of land in what the mansion's official listing from DeLeon Reality calls "Palo Alto's most prestigious neighborhood," known as Old Town Palo Alto. As for the mansion itself, it measures in at nearly 11,000 square feet, with space for five bedrooms, seven bathrooms (and three half-baths), all in the English Tudor style. The listing goes on:
"[T]his neo-English Tudor enjoys every conceivable amenity and contemporary convenience and is wonderfully suited for grand-scale entertaining. A five-star lifestyle is achieved inside and out in dramatic gathering spaces, luxuriously outfitted master and secondary bedrooms, a showcase kitchen, and the latest in home automation. The elegant English country garden landscaping is a fitting prelude to the expansive, resort-like backyard."
Despite the unlikely and premium seclusion of the "meticulously tended, gated grounds" so close to San Francisco, whoever ends up living in the mansion will find themselves with some influential and famous neighbors in the Old Town neighborhood of Palo Alto, including San Francisco 49ers owner Steve Young and Google founder Larry Page.
Neighbors aside, the home is an impressive example of elegant English Tudor style, and was redesigned by interior designer Ken Fulk in 2017. And to appreciate Fulk's work, short of visiting the mansion itself, your best option is to take a look at the official real estate video below from DeLeon Realty, which holds the listing on the house. Take a look: